Bradly Dever Treadaway

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Bradly Dever Treadaway

Sweepin' the Banquette activates the fading New Orleans tradition of “sweepin’ the banquette” (keeping a clean sidewalk) as a performance and metaphor for fractured family histories. Operating with an undercurrent of an ever-present storm and built on the filmic foundation of divisive reality, the piece repurposes a city ordinance related to the general upkeep of property fronts as a meditation on the erosion of cultural and familial tradition.